PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
TUITION & FEES
This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.
|Term 1 - 16 weeks|
|COMM1007 (O)|| Written Communication |
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
|COMP1016 (O)|| Utilizing Technology |
Increase your digital literacy so you can more fully participate in academics and the community workplace. This course focuses on professional use of the Internet, how to use web-based applications, identifying assistive and emergent technology, and creating documents and digital media using various computer applications.
|COSW1100 (O)|| Introduction to Community Support Work |
Learn the roles of support workers within diverse communities. Identify the skills, knowledge, and practices necessary to implement effective support interventions and service resources in the local community.
|COSW1005 (O)|| Introduction to Indigenous World Views |
This course introduces students to the distinct pre-contact world views of First Nations and Inuit, and the later world view of the Metis of North America. Students will examine the territories, stories, and contributions that these original cultures created through their relationship with their unique environments. Students will explore the common issues that Indigenous peoples around the world face in their history, geography, politics, economics, education, and culture. The course will also reflect on the intersection of Indigenous world views and cultures with dominant Western world views and cultures.
|CBLE1010|| Understanding Community I |
This introductory course affords students the opportunity to develop a framework for organizing outings in the community and to explore, using public transit, the City of Edmonton and the surrounding region, including parks, recreation and arts facilities, libraries, and other services, as well as the NorQuest community and special events. Students will gain an understanding of the range of possibilities in which they can participate with the people they serve in the field of community studies. Students will critically reflect on how community resources can bring meaning and joy into the lives of others. Students will also reflect on the important roles that volunteers play in organizations and communities, as well as the impact that their volunteerism has on themselves and others.
|Term 2 - 16 weeks|
|COMM1001 (O)|| Introduction to Communications |
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
|DISB1002 (O)|| Introduction to Disability Studies |
This course introduces students to foundational knowledge for supporting individuals with disabilities. Students will examine the evolution of social-cultural perspectives of persons with disabilities and the subsequent treatment. Students will reflect on the scope and role of the disability service worker.
|COSW1006|| Working with Older Adults |
This course provides a contemporary perspective of healthy aging in Canada. Changing population demographics highlight the importance of understanding successful and healthy aging in multiple dimensions in addition to understanding challenges faced by older adults in personal health domains (for example, physical, emotional, social, psychological, spiritual) and social determinant dimensions (for example, biology, education, income, housing, social networks, work). The course will focus on supporting older adults using a strengths-based, community perspective.
|SETT1000|| Introduction to Settlement Work I: Global Context |
This course introduces learners to the current and historical trends in global migration patterns and their relationship to local trends in immigration and settlement.
|COSW1200|| Community Support Work Practicum |
This practicum provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in working with individuals, families, communities, and organizations under the supervision of the practicum supervisor and a designated mentor. Students will gain comprehensive practical experience as they apply theory to practice and will be expected to demonstrate observation skills and to interact supportively with people. During the seminar portion, students will discuss observations, relationships, and planning, in addition to emergent topics. This is an integrated practicum placement throughout the term.
Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.
Credits required for full-time status: 9 credits per term